Odesa Appellate Court convicts political activist Serhiy Sternenko on two charges awarding him a suspended sentence.
On May 30, protesters gathered in Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities to support the jailed activist Serhiy Sternenko.
Public activist Serhiy Sternenko was rejected his appeal on the earlier court decision that put him and Ruslan Demchuk under house arrest on the charges of abduction and robbery of Serhiy Sherbych.
The latest repressive campaigns against civil activists in Ukraine face growing disapproval from the liberal parties across Europe.
Odesa’s Court of Appeals started a hearing on the earlier Serhiy Sternenko verdict landing him in jail for 7 years and seizing half of his properties on the charges of abduction. The activist denies his involvement with the abduction story calling it politically motivated prosecution. ‘Bukvy’ spoke with Serhiy Sternenko about his verdict, drug trafficking allegations and an offer from Volodymyr Zelensky to head Odesa’ regional office of the SBU.